Onukwue succeeds Ezeagu as ASHON’s Chairman

Onukwue succeeds Ezeagu as ASHON’s Chairman

Mr Sam Onukwue has emerged the new Chairman of the Association of Securities Dealing Houses of Nigeria (ASHON).

The association said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos.

The statement said the change of baton followed the statutory retirement of Chief Onyewenchukwu Ezeagu after five years of meritorious service.

Under the new change of leadership, Mr Sehinde Adenagbe, the Second Vice Chairman and Ms Ifeyinwa Ejezie, the Public Relations Officer, also scaled up the corporate ladder to emerge the First and Second Vice Chairman of ASHON, respectively.

The statement noted that prior to his election as the Chairman of ASHON, Onukwue was the First Vice Chairman, who had also served as the Assistant Financial Secretary, Financial Secretary and General Secretary.

-R: Ist Vice Chairman, Association of Securities Dealing Houses of Nigeria (ASHON), Shehinde Adenagbe, Chairman of ASHON, Sam Onukwue, 2nd Vice Chairman, Ifeyinwa Ejezie and immediate past Chairman, Chief Onyenwechukwu Ezeagu, during inauguration of Onukwue as the Chairman, ASHON at weekend.

It read in part: “Onukwue, the fifth Chairman of ASHON, is a graduate of Accounting from the prestigious Yaba College of Technology, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria as well as the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers.

“He also holds an MBA from the University of Lagos and an M.Sc. from Leeds, UK.

“He has extensive banking and capital market experience spanning over 30 years, including his robust service at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), merchant and commercial banks as well as multinational financial institutions.

“He serves on the board of many companies, top class professional bodies and trade groups,” it added.

Addressing the shareholders at the meeting, Ezeagu highlighted some of the achievements during his tenure.

“Without the risk of immodesty for blowing one’s trumpet, it is considered important at this grand occasion to put on record the few things we were able to achieve.

“These include but not limited to creation of visibility for the association as a respected voice in capital market issues, widening the scope of income generating activities for our members outside the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Ltd and NASD platforms.

“By promoting the Lagos Commodities and Features Exchange, our representatives negotiated with the relevant parties on the demutualisation of NGX Group and our members got a favourable share of 78 per cent holding.

“The presentation of the position of the association during the joint public hearing on the demutualisation Bill and unclaimed dividends at the National Assembly, meetings with market elders, past and present chairmen of NGX Council on the way forward for the market amongst others,” said Ezeagu.

Other new members of ASHON’s Governing Council include Olubunmi Ajayi, Sigma Securities Ltd, Oluwadare Samuel, Pivot Capital Ltd, Olumuyiwa Adeyemi and Adejumo Atlas Portfolio Ltd.

Others are Kolawole Thomas Oyedokun, DSU Brokerage Services Ltd, Charles Egbunonwo, Forthright Securities & Investment Ltd, and Chief Ezeagu, the immediate past chairman as an ex-officio member. (NAN)

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